Accommodation

The HSRAA has block booked a number of single occupancy hotel rooms (bed and breakfast) at the conference venue, and these can be booked as part of the conference registration.

A limited number of rooms have been reserved for conference delegates to add to their conference booking.  All of the room allocation was sold out at last year's conference, so please book early to guarantee a room in the conference hotel.

If you purchase an accommodation option, the total amount charged includes your accommodation. However, you may still be asked for credit card information at check in to cover any incidental expenses; this is usual practice. Delegates are required to settle their own account for incidental room, restaurant or bar expenses.

If you wish to extend your stay prior to the conference starting or after the conference has finished, please contact the hotel directly as the HSRAA are unable to make any amendments to accommodation requirements. Similarly, rooms are allocated on a single occupancy basis. If you require double occupancy, please contact the hotel directly after you have made your conference booking and make arrangements to pay any supplement to the hotel.

Accommodation - other options

Once the reserved rooms have been taken, the conference remains open for delegate reservations but you will need to make your own arrangements for accommodation. You can contact the St. David's Hotel directly to check availability of rooms and make your own reservation or select an alternative hotel (e.g. http://www.booking.com).

If you choose not to stay at the conference hotel or our allocation of rooms is taken, there are several hotels within 5-10 minutes walking distance of the St. David's Hotel. Please be aware that Cardiff is an extremely popular location for tourism and conferences/meetings. You are encouraged to book your accommodation early as hotel rooms in the area are likely to sell out.

Travel

For those driving to the conference, the hotel has a limited amount of on site parking, charged at £20 per night on the basis of first come, first served - there are no reservations possible. An alternative council-operated Havannah Street car park  (postcode CF10 5SG) or Mermail Quay car park (postcode CF10 5BZ). The 24 hour parking rate for both is £20.00. Alternative car parks can be found at http://en.parkopedia.co.uk or https://www.yourparkingspace.co.uk/.

The St. David’s Hotel is 0.7 miles / 1.1km from Cardiff Bay railway station and 1.6 miles / 2.6km from Cardiff Central railway station, with regular services to London Heathrow (via London Paddington) and Gatwick Airport (via Reading). You may also wish to consider taking the RailAir bus service from Heathrow to Reading railway station (40 mins) and then train service between Reading and Cardiff. The taxi fare from Cardiff Central station is approximately £8. For train services, try The Trainline. International travelers might consider flight services from Amsterdam or Paris direct to Cardiff to avoid having to take the UK train/bus service.

The nearest airport is Cardiff International Airport (CWL) which is approximately 13 miles / 21km from the conference hotel, with direct flights to several European destinations including Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Paris, Munich, Milan, Rome and Madrid. The bus services provides a direct service between the airport and Cardiff Bay (https://www.cardiff-airport.com/by-bus/). The taxi fare from the aiport direct to the conference hotel is approximately £50.